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Together. Forever.

Early this month, I have witnessed love in all its glory.

I saw this love in the eyes of a man who, for 50 years, has been a strong pillar for his household.

I saw this love in the eyes of a woman who, for 50 years, has been a strong driving force in her home.

A big restaurant in Alabang was filled with music and love and merriment that day.

A family was celebrating. A couple was overwhelmed.

There was laughter. There were tears of joy.

It is one of those rare days. It’s not every day you get to be invited to a 50th wedding anniversary.

Whew! Half a century of being together. Half a century.

I wonder how many other couples out there would reach 50. Not an easy feat. Definitely not an easy feat. In today’s time, sometimes forever seems too far-fetched. Sometimes love starts sweet and true and ends up sad and bitter.

But I do believe in forever because of this couple, and the many other couples I know who continue to acknowledge and honor the tie that binds and guides them in the direction of their hearts’ desire: to go onward, together, to forever.

Thank you, Papa Bert and Mama Necy, for the inspiration. In all of my uncertainties and in all of my doubts, you cemented my belief that love——in whatever form it takes, in whatever condition it arrives, in whatever circumstance it presents itself to me——is and will always be there.

Happy 50th anniversary! Here’s to another 50!

Posted 4 years, 7 months ago at 3:17 pm.


13 Replies

  1. Naalala ko ang golden wedding anniversary ng lolo at lola ko, flower girl ako nun e. 🙂 Mahirap na umabot sa 50 years ang mga couples ngayon, so this is definitely worth celebrating.

  2. Sinabi mo pa. Parang napakarami na kasing challenges ngayon. Well, marami rin naman sigurong challenges noon pero feeling ko mas stressful ang buhay ng mag-asawa nowadays. Feeling ko lang naman yun kasi wala pa naman akong asawa hehehe

  3. I remember when one time, me and my wife when we’re just some months married then, we went to our city cathedral and there was a Golden Wedding ceremony happening inside. What we saw there got both of us teary eyed. I’m sure we’re both thinking and imagining ourselves being in their position. God willing, we’ll reach that stage too. Thanks for sharing your photos of this great event.

  4. Awwwww….parang na-imagine ko yung eksena ninyo ng wifey mo nung araw na yun na may napanood kayong wedding.Magandang experience yun, di ba? I’m sure na-inspire kayo lalo.

    Salamat sa pagdalaw, Rogie!

  5. Yup, very inspiring and nakaka tuwa na nakakainggit sila. answeet pa rin kasi nila lolo at lola dun. 🙂

  6. Wow, what a nice post! I will show this to Momsie and Popsie! Thank you!

  7. Haha! Bigla akong nahiya hehehe. Sige, bahala na si Batman haha!

  8. Wow 50 years. Amazing!! Super nakakainspiring sana tumagal din kami ng future ko ng ganyan. Nakakatouch yung pictures tingan.

  9. Hi Jaid, yes, amazing talaga.

    Hayaan mo’t pag nakita mo na si future mo ay isasama ko kayo sa prayers ko 🙂

    Maraming salamat.

  10. How I wish na umabot din ng 50 years ang marriage ko. Yan ang isa sa mga matinding prayers ko.

  11. Nakakatuwa lang isipin no? Pero in between, there will be struggles. At dapat lang na maging matatag kayo both at magkasama ninyong harapin ang lahat.

  12. hindi pa ako nakaka-attend sa ganiton event pero kahit sa photo, video at kwento lang nakaka-amaze talaga ang pagmamahalan na umabot ng ganito.

    mabuhay sa kanila. Pag ganitong 50th anniversary happy lang ang lahat para sa mag-asawa.

  13. Ay, trulala, Hoshi. Truly amazing talaga. Try to magine yourself being with the person you love for half a century. Na-imagine mo na? Well, ako, hindi pa ahahaha! Kasi naman, after 50 years ay mga 140 years old na ako nun (dahil nga nobenta na ako ngayon), so ayoko na i-imagine ahahahaha!

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